Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:29:09 AM
@AvatarJohn I was all set to give you credit for a reasoned comment till I got to your idiotic "it's only 1 political party that wants to keep the electorate stupid" bit. Way to keep failin`, dude.
Monday, January 27, 2014 3:00:07 PM
Draculya, just out of curiosity, how does limiting Asian students prevent Jews from going to Harvard? Very strange that you would throw that in there.
And as for powwowjj, hmmm... I was going to say that sounds rather deluded, but the more I think about it, the more I think you may be onto something. Only thing I would change is that it's only 1 political party that wants to keep the electorate stupid, uneducated and beholden to them. Hint: that party starts with the letter `D`.
Monday, January 27, 2014 2:01:39 AM
As for the Indonesians, yes, all dumb as a box of rocks and couldn't care less. Mostly because the stupidest Bumis get free university over the hard-studying ethnic Chinese Indonesians. That`s where it quotas and `positive discrimination` takes you.
Monday, January 27, 2014 1:58:13 AM
"hmm they obviously haven't met many Singaporean school kids..."
I have. They were probably told to answer that they were happy.
I also know a lot of Koreans and can verify that their rating is appropriate. But it`s not entirely the fault of the teachers. Their senior students haze all brilliance and non-conformity out of the juniors.
Educational metrics favour people who do well at rote learning. That`s why (North) Asians to well. It`s also why Harvard has to limit Asian students by quota, or there`d be only Jews and Chinese.
As for the poor old Argies, they still haven`t figured out that the Falklands belong to Britain. LOL.